Tumsae 7

More Works By Chung-Im Kim Industrial Felt 2021
48 × 31 × 2.5 in 121.92 × 78.74 × 6.35 cm

About Tumsae 7

Striking organic shapes in bright red provide dramatic contrast in this cream-felt tapestry by fabric artist Chung-Im Kim. Kim meticulously hand stitches together small pieces of industrial felt fabric, pulled taut to create tension in the design and a 3D effect. Inspiration for her intriguing work is often drawn from patterns found in nature.

"For me, patterns are hard to ignore as I encounter everyday life….and working with patterns always gives me the thrill of entering a new world.” Chung-Im Kim

Chung-Im Kim has received accolades and exhibitions for her work from prestigious institutions such as the Boston Museum of Art, the invitational Bojagi Exhibition at the Suwon Park Museum in Korea, the Museum Nagele in the Netherlands, and the Belgian Triennial Contemporary Textile Arts Exposition. Kim's exquisite design and execution have been honoured with top prizes and awards in many international art competitions. One of her works was selected as a gift from Canada to the president of China. She received her MFA from Seoul Women's University in 1984 and has taught at OCAD University in Toronto since 2006. She is represented by the Oeno Gallery.